Networks and Signal Distribution

DVIGear Launches DisplayNet AV-Over-10GbE Platform

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DisplayNet

DVIGear showed its new DisplayNet™ AV-Over-10GbE distribution platform at InfoComm 2016.

A new concept for AV distribution that leverages proven 10GbE Ethernet technology to switch, extend and distribute uncompressed AV signals in real time with resolutions up to 4K (UHD), DVIGear says “DisplayNet provides unmatched image quality with zero frame latency, zero compression and zero artifacts.”

DisplayNet harnesses the technology behind the massive global deployment of 10GbE switches used in data centers across the world: the 10GbE standard by itself is the culmination of decades of collaborative development from the world’s leading IT technology companies.

Since 10GbE is fully duplex (10Gbps upstream and downstream), any switch port can be assigned to a DisplayNet transmitter or receiver unit. I/O arrays of virtually any size are possible by proper selection of the central 10GbE switch. The embedded intelligence in all DisplayNet endpoints enables units to be hot-plugged and recognized by the system within a few seconds. This feature allows systems to be easily reconfigured and/or expanded in the field without the need for extensive programming.

DisplayNet supports a wide range of applications including point-to-point Extension, limitless Matrix Switching, Video Wall Display and MultiViewer*.

Unlike traditional AV matrix switchers based on closed, proprietary designs, 10GbE switches use open technology “proven to provide an extremely efficient and reliable way to move immense amounts of data in real time.” Unlike traditional AV matrix switchers, the number of endpoints in a DisplayNet™ system is only limited by the number of available 10GbE switch ports.

The platform also includes the DN-100 Series transmitter and receiver units controlled by a DisplayNet Server-- which includes DisplayNet Manager software that enables the system to be managed using any third party controller using simple Telnet commands.

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Murideo Fresco SIX-A: The Next Analyzer

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Murideo Fresco Six-A

They are calling it ”the new standard in analyzers.” The Murideo Fresco SIX-A is an 18GBPS 4K Analyzer that can read HDR data at the same time as giving you a live video preview. Paired with the Fresco SIX-G Generator, the set becomes a full calibration and testing system.

With the Murideo Fresco SIX-A Analyzer, you can test HDR signals, metadata, infoframes, and 2-channel and multi-channel audio confidence tests-- as well as read and write EDIDs with its Advanced EDID analysis and tools.

Murideo Fresco Six-A Test Flow

Analyze any HDMI/DVI signals up to 18 GBPS (4096x2160P60 4:4:4). Test HDMI/DVI cables up to 18GBPS, giving you the ability for full TMDS testing.

You can also analyze and report HDMI distribution over time. You choose minutes, hours, days, and you are testing down to the pixel.

Because this test powerhouse comes in a handheld device, it can be used very easily in the field. With its own battery there is no need for a power source (just make sure you charge it before going out in the field).

List of Murideo Fresco SIX-A Analyzer characteristics:

  • Analyze any HDMI/DVI signals up to 18 GBPS (4096x2160P60 4:4:4)
  • Test HDMI/DVI Cables up to 18GBPS, full TMDS testing
  • View up to 18GPBS Video Content & Format Info-Anywhere
  • Analyze & Report HDMI Distribution System over Time (minutes, hours, days) - Down to the pixel
  • Audio Confidence Tests - 2-Channel & Multichannel
  • Advanced EDID Analysis & Tools - Read, Write, EDID
  • Analyze HDR Signals & Metadata
  • Report & Analyze InfoFrames
  • HDCP Tester - 2.2, 1.4, None
  • Portable, Battery Operated

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AOPEN Reveals Engine Core 650

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Engine Core 650

AOPEN Engine Core 650 is a 19" enclosure which accommodates multiple Digital Engine systems for better and more secure storage-- and it can also accommodate Digital Engine-sized KVM switch and RDM.

The Engine Core 650 supports up to 7 systems, 6 if an RDM is included. Incorporating the RDM secures the power supply to all systems within a single Engine Core, while also handling cooling and reporting if an error occurs. The construction allows for integration into any cabinet following the industrial 19” standard.

Stephen Borg, Corporate Director at AOPEN, says it’s ideal for heavy duty surveillance and digital signage control.

Its size (only 4U high), dust filter, two heavy duty fans and universal sliding rail mount make it easy to incorporate in most server environments. It also features a lockable front door and a securable top lid, enhancing the tamper-proof design.

The Engine Core 650 is also part of the AOPEN Digital Security Platform (DSP), using the Milestone Xprotect VMS.

Milestone, a leader in open platform IP video management software, has partnered with AOPEN to offer its XProtect VMS product suite to customers. AOPEN’s compact, industrial grade hardware has enabled Milestone to offer a flexible, modular solution for professional video surveillance.

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Murideo Brings Test, Connect and Calibrate Brand to Europe

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Matt Murray

Murideo is exhibiting at ISE 2016 and rAVe EUROPE took the opportunity to visit with this American supplier known for its expertise in test, connect and calibrate. Below our editors pose questions to Murideo’s Matt Murray.

Murideo will be at ISE 2016. What’s the mission? What are you hoping to achieve?

At ISE 2016 we really wanted to just share these new products. Sometimes, simply reading about something is just that. Our products are impacting the entire AV industry and we really wanted to debut this brand to EMEA markets with a physical presence. At this point a lot of people have heard of “Murideo” but we want people to see our products and technologies first hand. As a new brand, we have to prove ourselves and fully intend to make a splash at ISE 2016.

Your expertise is in test, connect and calibrate. Can you tell us how that came about? How did you get into this niche?

This is a really interesting evolution!...I would love to discuss this in detail sometime, but long story short - Collectively, we have 60+ years of experience in test and measurement, T&M has always been a specialty for us, and we work with some of the biggest names in the business to bring high impact test products to them. But what really makes us special is that we actually know, use, embrace and fully comprehend what we sell. We use test gear daily. Connectivity equipment is a natural extension of that because of the fact that we really understand the “test bed” for all of these products that come to market. We are really great at selecting and developing products to represent because we actually “put them to the test” so to speak. We really believe in testing everything we sell, so there are no surprises when stuff goes into our customers’ homes or businesses. Calibration is the final piece of the puzzle – If you don’t calibrate your customer is not getting the full picture. They are getting only a third of it. The calibration of systems is very important to the customer and we think it should be for any serious integrator. Test, Connect, Calibrate is the full picture. If you do those 3 things you will have great success in this business and build lifetime customers on a basis of trust.

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What are the biggest problems today for AV installers in terms of test, connect & calibrate?

Really, the problem isn’t “test, connect, calibrate.” That is the solution. Our industry is fueled by ever changing technology and, by nature, CHAOS. This chaos is really why we are all here. The AV industry need professionals and always will as long as it is one of the most cutting edge businesses in terms of technology it will be chaotic. We have to be able to function in the midst of this chaos, and the only way to do that is to “test, connect, calibrate”. Test your system, connect it properly, and calibrate to your customers wants/needs…It is really that simple, BUT you need the right tools. If you look at our website we mention this statement often “One of the biggest challenges for integrators today is determining what infrastructure to put in the systems they design and further verifying that all of the components will work together. Over the past few years UHD TVs have been a mix of HDCP 2.2 and 1.4 – even to the point of varying by port.” And this is a reality, more so than ever we need proper tools, connectivity products and calibration methods to make all of the legacy systems cohabitate with UHD, HDR, HDCP, HDbaseT, HDIP, and any number of technology currently available. Not to mention the ones coming…

Murideo Fresco SIX-G seems to provide a lot of value for the money. How has it been received? How will you follow it up?

The Fresco SIX-G is the flagship product, and it does pack a punch. It is a very stout generator product and I would not hesitate to put it up against anything else out there. We knew the value proposition would be “too good to be true” for some that is why we offered up our product to scrutiny by third party test labs like DPL Labs and ISF to confirm our claims. The truth is we are pioneers in the 18GBPS HDMI space and have really embraced the importance of this evolution. As far as how folks are receiving it, it has been great! Customers and industry leaders really think it fills a missing gap, it brings high end test gear to everyone. Packing it all into a piece of equipment that is actually feasible to take to the field is a bonus too, not to mention the 6+ hour battery.

As for follow up…Murideo is not a one hit wonder. We are constantly evolving the SIX-G via firmware as we built in some head room intentionally. In addition we are currently launching an analyzer in the same “field size” form factor at ISE, check us out, and have the SEVEN series products in the works. You will also see some pretty unique game changing color processing products coming out. We really want to address HDR the way it needs to be and make all that hard work our friends in Hollywood are doing impress the masses.

Prisma

How does the Prisma video processor differ from what’s in the market?

What is really unique is the customization capabilities and the network access with WebOS. You can store more LUTs than anything else allowing more flexibility among workgroups. The WebOS allows for very simple customization, upgrades and firmware enhancements. We made it to be very flexible for all types of users, from post production to home cinema. The WebOS also allows us to add other proprietary technologies like the Prisma Sight Color Vision Deficiency Compensation Profiles. It is things like this that make the Prisma a truly special product and not just a “LUT Box”.

We know you are active in the new ISF Class, coming to Amsterdam just after ISE 2016. What’s “new” about this ISF Class and why is it so important for integrators and others?

The biggest addition, as you can imagine, is the implementation of HDR. This is a must class for anyone wanting to be ahead of the curve of the UHD/HDR roll out. There is no doubt that this will become a standard, I think anyone who has been to a trade show or has seen 4K HDR content, it’s good…REALLY good. Consumers will latch on to this technology and it is already in Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Sony displays and everyone else is working on it. We already have content sources provided directly from the smart TV’s and external sources like the Nvidea Shield and Samsung has a UHD HDR Blu-Ray that is being shipped on the 12th of Feb. All of this means that we, as professionals, need to have as much knowledge and understanding on how to deal with this technology and make the pictures really perfect. It’s an entirely different process than in years past. It not you “grandpa’s ISF” so to speak!

Anything else you want to mention?

The one thing I would like to reiterate is how passionate we are about these test tools. Even if they are not Murideo products, everyone in the field needs to own SOMETHING to tell them what is happening in the system they are integrating. Sometimes it is the only difference between success and failure. I see it all the time, a system goes up and the integrator plugs in a Blu-Ray player and he sees a picture, so he is done right? Until the customer plugs in his odd ball PC…

That’s just an example – we collectively make the entire industry better if we learn to rely on professional tools, like it or not, they are smarter than we are.

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Murideo Shows Prisma for Image Fidelity at ISE 2016

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Prisma

Murideo’s Prisma is a highly advanced single-in single-out video processor. Other processors might have similar features individually, says the maker… “but none of them can do it all like the Prisma.”

The Prisma’s 17x17x17 3D LUT and PrismaVue technology give the user control over image fidelity.

The Prisma combines two very powerful image processing technologies - a 3D Cube Lookup Table and the PrismaVue.

The PrismaVue is similar to what is found in most image processing applications like Adobe Photoshop. It provides much higher quality sharpening than a simple sharpness control on a television. Through three simple controls, it can enhance edges, give clarity or soften video compression artifacts.

PrismaVue

The 3D LUT is widely used both by video professionals and by videophiles to enhance and correct colors in their digital workflow. .

The Prisma implements an industry standard 3D Cube Lookup Table (3D LUT) for accurate color adjustments. The cube can be used for color accuracy, color enhancement, or for color matching. For color accuracy, 3rd party software can be used to create calibration tables that are loaded onto the Prisma. For enhancement, you select one of the pre-installed tables for better movies and sports modes. For video professionals that have libraries of 3D lookup tables, these exact tables can be loaded onto the Prisma.

The Prisma is fully controllable through its built-in web server. This lets you select Cube and USM tables and settings directly from any web browser-- including smart phones and tablets.

For video production, the Prisma can load common 3D LUT tables for reproducing specific looks and adjusting raw footage colors.

For digital signage, the Prisma can accurately match colors between panels.

For control and automation, the Prisma features a modern built-in web server and http API.

Supported by SpectraCal – CalMAN (Ultimate, Professional, ISF, Studio,Enthusiast), Light Illusion - Light Space and Argyle color management software packages.

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